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Symposium on Nanoscale, Biological, Cellular and Nonlinear Materials at the 2007 IMECE

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The 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
November 11-16, 2007, Seattle, Washington, Sponsored by the Composites and Elasticity Committees, Applied Mechanics Division
Track 18-7 Nanoscale, Biological, Cellular and Nonlinear Materials

The objective of this mini-symposium is to review recent advances in mechanics of nanoscale, biological, cellular and nonlinear materials and to identify future research opportunities in the subject areas. Innovative theoretical, computational and experimental approaches will be discussed.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nanocomposites reinforced by carbon nanotubes or other nanoparticles
  • Processing-structure-property relations for micro- and nanostructured materials
  • Modeling of biomaterials and living tissues
  • Simulation and design of new bio-sensing materials
  • Cellular materials and structures, including honeycombs, auxetic foams, truss core and frame structures, and sandwich composites with foam cores
  • Multifunctional behavior and failure of foamed materials
  • Modeling and constitutive behavior of nonlinear materials
  • Size effects and nano-indentation techniques
  • Nonlinear elasticity and biomechanics
  • Plasticity and deformation in materials
  • Non-local and higher-order strain gradient continuum theories

Interested authors are invited to submit an abstract by March 5, 2007 through the congress website.
For submission procedures and conference information, please visit the Congress website:
For any further information about the symposium, please contact the organizers listed below.  
Dr. Emmanuel Ayorinde, Wayne State University, Detroit; E-mail:
Dr. Xin-Lin Gao, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; E-mail:    
Dr. Valeria La Saponara, University of California-Davis, CA; E-mail:

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